Sep 2017

Events in September 2017

Biodiversity Month various

Friday 1st
9:00am - 5:00pm

Biodiversity Month is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.

The Australian Government through the Department is committed to protecting Australia’s unique biodiversity. Most of our broad range of programs and initiatives aim to ensure our important environments and habitats are preserved for future generations of Australians to appreciate and enjoy.

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Waterbug Census Training - Darebin Parklands Darebin Parklands meeting room, end of Separation Street, Alphington 3078

Saturday 9th
10:00am - 3:00pm
EstuaryWatch Events,Melbourne Water

Macroinvertebrates (or waterbugs) are very important for the health of the waterway as they are a key part of the food chain and can tell us about the health of the ecosystem.

Come along to the Waterwatch training day to learn more about these amazing animals. You can also find out how to become involved at your local waterway.

The training day will cover:

  • why we are interested in macroinvertebrates
  • how to sample for macroinvertebrates (including field safety)
  • identifying live macroinvertebrates (using the Agreed Level Taxonomy System)

RSVP essential. For more information and event registration visit

Contact: Melbourne Water | Phone: 131 722

Facebook 101 for Landcare Groups WGCMA Leongatha Office, Corner Bair and Young Streets, Leongatha VIC

Tuesday 19th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
EstuaryWatch Events,West Gippsland CMA

Do you want to set up or expand on your Landcare group Facebook page?
Join us to learn the basics of Facebook for your Landcare group. Facebook can be an effective way of promoting events, getting new members and sharing information. The workshop will focus on building your online community, the dos and don’ts of posts, what all the settings mean and content planning.

The workshops will be run by Erika McInerney from Mac&Ernie Social Media at the, WGCMA Leongatha Office, Corner Bair and Young Streets, Leongatha VIC

RSVP essential: call Kathleen Brack 1300 094 262 or email by 8 September. A pizza tea will be provided and places are limited.

This project is supported by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, through funding from the Victorian Landcare Program and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

Contact: Kathleen Brack | Phone: 1300 094 262

Corangamite Waterwatch & EstuaryWatch monitor training Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Friday 22nd
4:00pm - 6:00pm
EstuaryWatch Events,Corangamite CMA

Corangamite Waterwatch and EstuaryWatch training for new and existing monitors.

All Corangamite Waterwatch and EstuaryWatch events are free but an RSVP is required.  Contact the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority on (03) 52329100 if you are interested in attending an event.

Contact: Corangamite CMA | Phone: 03 52329100